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James Bagian: The Only Armenian That Was In Space

James Bagian

On March 13, 1989, the American astronaut of Armenian origin, James Bagian, flew to the space by “Discovery” shuttle in the framework of the “Space Shuttle STS-29” program. Then Armenian people got another reason for pride, after all, we had our own astronaut! ...

Cave-Fortress Complex “Zarni-Parni”

Cave-Fortress Complex “Zarni-Parni”

The “Zarni-Parni” is a 10th-13th centuries old cave-fortress complex, located in the Lori Province of Armenia. It is situated in a forest canyon with a magnificent view of the Kayan Fortress, near the village of Haghpat, famous for its monastery of the same name. ...

“Mendz Er” Cave

“Mendz Er” cave-museum & restaurant

The "Mendz Er” cave is located on the road leading to the Sanahin, one of the most beautiful Alaverdi neighborhoods in the Lori Province of Armenia. The formerly inhabited cave, which later served as a hiding place for the herd of goats, is now the...

The Melik Tangi Bridge

Melik Tangi Bridge

The historic Melik Tangi Bridge, built in 1855, is located 20 km east of the city of Sisian, in the Syunik Province of Armenia, under the ruins of the once mighty Vorotnaberd Fortress. It is not so much the engineering solution and implementation that impresses,...